On the way to the village of Monforte d’Alba, just passed Perno hamlet you can reach Località Castelletto. Monforte d’Alba is today one of the most renowed for the wines production.
In this area, dipped in the silence of Langhe you can found Cascina Gramolere founded in 1966 and owned by the agrotechnic Claudio Pressenda. This is a small family run business where Pressenda family produces typical red Langa wines in the respect of tradition. They sell in Italy and abroad, unpacked too. The Farmhouse has 4.5 ha of vineyards in half hill, cultivated in red grapes as nebbiolo, barbera and dolcetto. The average annual production is 20.000 bottles.
The name of the company, which correspond to the toponym of the location, it’s said to come from an avent which dates back to the XIX century, when some paesants bought these lands. At the time the soil was still uncultivated and while they were tilling and plowin it, they faced many difficulties, mainly due to the presence of large number of rocks and graminia (Garmin, which is a highly resistant and coriaceous weed). At some point one of the peasants, throwing away his hoe, exasperated by the fatigue exclaimed: “Ei sun mac gramun e père!”, which means, roughly translated from the piedmontese language of the time, “There are only garmin and rocks”. From the mixing and distortion of the two words “gramun e père” is born the term “Gramurere”, later italianized in “Gramolere”.